FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that AutoNation Western Region President, Lance Iserman has been named Executive Vice President of Sales and Chief Operating Officer, effective June 1, 2017. Mr. Iserman has over 30 years of retail automotive experience and over 15 years of experience within the AutoNation organization. Most recently, Mr. Iserman was the Western Region President. He was responsible for the company's 81 stores and 110 franchises in the Western Region of the United States. Prior to this role, Mr. Iserman served as a Market President leading the operations of 21 stores in Southern California as well as a Market President in Arizona leading 15 stores in Phoenix and Tucson. Mr. Iserman successfully implemented the One Price Pre-Owned Vehicle strategy and enhanced Customer Financial Services in the stores throughout the Western Region.
Today, AutoNation also named Steve Kwak, Western Region President. Mr. Kwak has been a part of the Western Region management team for 12 years. He previously served as Market President for four of our Markets as well as General Manager for both luxury and import stores in the Western Region. Mr. Kwak is an experienced auto retailer and leader.
"We are pleased to announce the promotion of Lance and Steve, which compliments our current experienced executive management and regional leadership teams, which have an average of over 15 years of service, and 90 percent were promoted from within," said, Mike Jackson, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President.
About AutoNation, Inc.
AutoNation, America's largest automotive retailer, through its bold leadership, innovation and its comprehensive brand extensions, is transforming the automotive industry. As of March 31, 2017, AutoNation owned and operated 372 new vehicle franchises from coast to coast. AutoNation has sold over 11 million vehicles, the first automotive retailer to reach this milestone. AutoNation's success is driven by a commitment to delivering a peerless experience through customer-focused sales and service processes. Through its Drive Pink initiative, AutoNation is committed to drive out cancer, create awareness and support critical research. AutoNation continues to be a proud supporter of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and other cancer-related charities.
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